Flexar guided wave radar sensor is a real-time, continuous bin level measurement system using TDR principles
Monitor Technologies’ Flexar guided wave radar sensor is a real-time, continuous bin level measurement system using TDR (time domain reflectometry) principles where radar pulses are focused down to the material surface by the unit's wave guide (a heavy duty cable) where the time-of-flight of the pulse reflection back to the instrument electronics is directly related to the empty distance in the vessel and the material level. Guided wave radar technology has proven successful for most powder and bulk solids applications, including dusty conditions. It is also suitable for a multitude of liquid applications. The real-time measurement ability of the Flexar works well for dynamic storage situations including concrete batch plants, grain elevators during peaks times and in balancing material levels in surge bins that supply pellets used to fuel furnace or boiler fires. Another advantage is that Flexar has no moving parts for less wear and tear. The Flexar sensor is available in a Smart RS-485 or analog 4-20mA version depending on output requirements.
The Smart RS-485 version of the Flexar can be interfaced with an optional HMI2 local control console or SiloTrack inventory management software.
A Hazardous Location version of the Flexar level sensor is also available.